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Grave Mercy (Hardcover)

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Description


Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins – for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced YA trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.

About the Author


Robin LaFevers was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in California.www.robinlafevers.com

Praise For…


Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times best-selling author of the Tantalize series:

"A delectable simmer of intrigue and ferocity, passion and compassion. Grave Mercy sates and fascinates, even as it leaves you craving more."

 

Elizabeth Bunce, author of Starcrossed and A Curse Dark as Gold:

"Chilling, deftly plotted, and with a thread of subtly crafted romance. Readers will be seduced by LaFevers's deadly snare of haunting magic and courtly intrigue."

 

Laura Whitcomb, author of A Certain Slant of Light:

"Atmospheric, romantic, and gripping."

 

Ten Teen Reads You Can't Miss, Entertainment Weekly.com, October 2012:

"Prepare to enjoy LaFevers' tasty court intrigue and one badass heroine."

 

Starred review, Booklist:

* "With characters that will inspire the imagination, a plot that nods to history while defying accuracy, and a love story that promises more in the second book, this is sure to attract feminist readers and romantics alike."

 

Starred review, Kirkus Reviews:

* "LaFevers' ambitious tapestry includes poison and treason and murder, valor and honor and slow love, suspense and sexuality and mercy. A page-turner-with grace."

 

Starred review, Publishers Weekly:

* "Rich in historical detail, well-realized characters, political machinations, and enticingly prickly scenes between Ismae and Duval, LaFevers's complex tale incorporates magic both sparingly and subtly. This powerful first volume of the His Fair Assassin series should attract many readers."

 

Starred review, School Library Journal:

* "The book is well written and filled with fascinating, complex characters who function realistically in this invented medieval world."

 

Starred review, Shelf Awareness:

 *"Riveting."

 

#3 on Kids' Indie Next List, spring 2012

 

An Amazon Best Teen Book of 2012
Product Details
ISBN: 9780547628349
ISBN-10: 054762834X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 549
Language: English